India Includes Climate Change in School Textbooks
NEW DELHI (IANS) – The concept of climate change has been incorporated in the curriculum and in the textbooks developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training of India.
This curriculum is a part for the subjects like Social Sciences and Geography for classes 7 and 11. Topics on climate change have also been incorporated in the NCERT’s Science Textbooks for classes 8 and 9 and Biology Textbook for class 12.
Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi said, “NCERT has been organizing in-service teachers‘ capacity building programs in Geography as well as in Social Sciences where teachers are sensitized over the issues related to climate change.”
Live interactive sessions have also been conducted. 42 lakh teachers have already completed NISHTHA learning modules through offline and online mode.
Annpurna Devi said that it has taken into account the concerns of the Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Groups which includes female and transgender individuals, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBCs, minorities and other categories.